HARRY ST. HILL PESKETT

 

 

Born: 1888, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

Baptised: 8th January 1888, at St. John the Baptist Church, Shadinfield, Suffolk.

 

Died: 13th April 1917; age: 29; Died of Wounds received 3 days earlier at Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras.

 

Employed: at the ranch of Estancia La Ventura, Pasman, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He left in September 1914 to join the Legion of Frontiersmen.

Obtained a Commission in The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment – November 1914.

Gazetted Captain January 1917.

 

Date of Entry Therein: July 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 10th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.G.8.

Duisans British Cemetery,

Etrun,

France.

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frank & Mary Lorina Peskett, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   148, London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

Harry was 3 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings & maternal spinster aunt.

Frank Peskett, 32, a Solicitor – employer, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Reginald Frank Peskett, 5, born Lowestoft.

Evelyn Mary Peskett, 4, born Lowestoft.

Madeline Scott, 36, the family’s Housekeeper, born Shadinfield, Suffolk.

1 general domestic servant.

1 nurse.

 

1901   3, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

Harry was 13 years old and living with his father, sister & step mother.

Frank, 42, a Solicitor.

Edith Jermyn Andrews, born Carlton Colville, Suffolk.

Evelyn, 14.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

Harry’s mother was Mary Lorina Peskett (nee Scott), born 1849, Shadinfield, Suffolk – died 1st January 1888, of Ivy House, Lowestoft.

His father, Frank Peskett died January 1912, Lowestoft.

 

Harry attended Ipswich School – entered 1902.

 

IMMIGRATION & TRAVEL

 

On the 3rd October 1914, 26 year old Harry, a Farmer, arrived at the Port of Liverpool. He had departed from the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and sailed 3rd class on board the S.S. ‘Amazon’ of the Mail Steam Packet Company. His destination – 3, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Miss Evelyn Mary Peskett – sister.

 

Probate to Evelyn Mary Peskett – sister.

 

Harry’s Victory & Britsih War medals were sent to his sister, Evelyn Peskett at Crossways Cottage, Martlesham Road, Little Bealings, Suffolk. In 1922, Harry’s 1915 Star was sent to Evelyn at Grove House, Roehampton, London, S.W. 15.

 

Harry is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft and listed in a souvenir programme published for the unveiling and dedication ceremony on the 11th August 1921, at the Royal Plain, Lowestoft.

Harry St.Hill Peskett is remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich. Harry entered the school in 1902. His brother Reginald Frank Peskett also attended.

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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